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4 Questions with Shelley Hunter

March 29, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN

Shelley HunterWe are so excited to welcome Shelley Hunter to the College Mentors team as Executive Vice President! We wanted you to have the chance to get to know her better, so we sat her down for a short interview.

What initially drew you to College Mentors for Kids?
I was initially drawn to College Mentors by its unique service model of bringing 1st-6th graders to a college campus on a weekly basis. That is a model that separates the organization from other mentoring programs.

What piece of career advice or wisdom has helped guide your career?
A philosophy that has helped guide my career is Robert Greenleaf's model of Servant Leadership. "The servant-leader is servant first... It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead." I've found through the years that colleagues seem to respond well to this type of leadership because it leaves room for mutual respect and teamwork.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
I am most looking forward to being part of a great team of professionals who understand mentoring both from the college student leadership perspective and the little buddy perspective. I am also looking forward to growing the organization and increasing the number of young people impacted by the positive work of College Mentors.

What do you like to do when you're not being a champion for mentoring?
I enjoy being outside - digging in the dirt, playing golf or riding my bike.